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Reptiles & Amphibians of the Mojave Desert: A Field Guide

Field / Identification GuideIdentification Key

By: Joshua M Parker (Author), Simone Brito (Author)

184 pages, colour photos, colour distribution maps

Snell Press

Paperback | Nov 2013 | #228088 | ISBN-13: 9780985577117
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $73/€67 approx

About this book

Focusing on the 64 species of reptiles and amphibians found in the Mojave Desert, this concise field guide uses hundreds of intimate photographs, gorgeous range maps, and concise, at-a-glance information to make identification easy while providing useful and interesting details about the animals, their habitat, and the desert they call home.

The definitive text is tailored to some of the Southwest's most beautiful places, such as Joshua Tree, Death Valley, and the Mojave National Preserve, and is written to be appreciated by field biologists and curious visitors alike. If you enjoy the Mojave and these fascinating animals, Reptiles and Amphibians of the Mojave Desert is the go-to source for reliable identification and reputable information.


    An awesome compendium of useful identification tips, natural history tidbits, and striking photographs that is sure to heighten every visitor’s experience. Don’t go herping in the Mojave without it!

Dr. Emily Taylor
Associate Professor of Biology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Emily Taylor, Ph.D

Jeremiah Easter
Co-founder of Herp Nation Magazine
Jeremiah Easter

    I have often said that there is no place as enchanting as the Mojave Desert and now I am pleased to say that Parker and Brito have put together a must-have field guide that does the region justice.


Dr. Stephen P. Mackessy
Professor of Biology, University of Northern Colorado
Stephen Mackessy

    Parker and Brito’s excellent new field guide is a “must carry” reference for anyone interested in the herpetology of the Mojave Desert, from amateur naturalist to seasoned scientist. It is richly illustrated and contains a wealth of information on the habits of and habitats occupied by the amphibians and reptiles adapted to these arid lands of the Southwest. The taxonomic treatment is up-to-date, and the novel species account presentation, with range maps, photographs and natural history accounts, makes species identification a simple task. Highly recommended!


Polly Conrad
Joint National Steering Committee Co-chair, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Jane Feldman

    This field guide is a valuable, user-friendly and long over due resource for anyone interested in the identification, viewing or conservation of the fascinating amphibians and reptiles of the Mojave Desert. Take this book on all of your Mojave Desert adventures!


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